Monthly Archives: March 2014

6 Chan Karen

Looking out the window one afternoon and seeing the vast amount of land before me. Outside the window – Unending sight of trees. The drifting clouds. This week’s topics focused on the order of here-and-now and the ideas of Matsuo … Continue reading

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7 Zhang, Jiabin

Nothing this week because I am preoccupied with midterms and papers. This week our study of Japanese culture turns to the Transcendental Order from the Order of Here-and-Now. This shift, of course, came within a context, that is, the “opening” … Continue reading

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6 Zhang, Jiabin

When I walked past Tisch, a flock of geese flew over my head. Loud honks Shadows on the ground– Canadian geese This week we talked about Matsuo Basho, arguably the most well-known Japanese poet. He is described as a “pre-modern” … Continue reading

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8 Menard Kristen

8 Menard Kristen

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7 Menard Kristen

7 Menard Kristen

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5 Levy Noah

5 Levy Noah

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5 Ohara Anna

5 Ohara Anna I took a girl to do pottery, she was a better pupil than I’d imagined she would be. The pottery wheel spins While next to me You lift a bowl into being.   During the Tokugawa period, … Continue reading

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4 Ohara Anna

Early Sunday afternoon, I walked with friends to Castle Rock in South Boston in the freezing cold. Ocean wind against The castle stones In lilac Sunset   I was baptized at age 6 in order to attend a catholic school, … Continue reading

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3 Ohara Anna

I watched my friend as we drove to a concert in Allston. Driving through snow I watch you Looking out   The Buddhist metaphor of people being like children playing in a burning house is striking in its immediacy, it … Continue reading

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1 Ohara Anna

After midnight, I looked out my window at the park across the street where lights illuminated a trashcan in the snow. A streetlamp shines On a bin and hard snow In the park   My experience learning history has prepared me … Continue reading

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